Washington, The federal government is heading for a shutdown that could cause a variety of problems. According to the information, due to this closure, many services will be disrupted, workers will face problems and there will be chaos in the House of Representatives.
However, some government entities will continue to be exempt from the tax, for example, Social Security checks will continue, but other functions will be severely limited. Federal authorities will halt all operations deemed nonessential and freeze wages for millions of federal workers, including military personnel.
In such a situation, the question that arises for many people is: what is the government shutdown and how and who will it affect? In this message you will learn what a government shutdown is and what the impact of the US government shutdown will be starting October 1st.
What is a government shutdown? (What is a government shutdown?)
If the U.S. government is unable to provide sufficient resources to agencies and government operations, a government shutdown will be declared.
Unless funding legislation is enacted, federal agencies will be required to close all non-essential businesses and not send paychecks to employees while the closures continue.
However, employees deemed essential, such as air traffic controllers and police officers, must report to work, but others will be furloughed. Under the 2019 law, employees will receive back pay once the funding crisis is resolved.
When does the shutdown begin?
State funding ends at the beginning of the federal budget year, i.e. on October 1st. If Congress cannot pass the funding plan by the time the President signs it, the shutdown will effectively begin at 12:01 p.m. However, it is impossible to predict how long this shutdown will last.
How and who is affected by the shutdown?
Millions of federal workers could face financial hardship if the government shuts down. In fact, this includes about two million military personnel and more than two million civilian employees across the country who will experience a delay in the payment of their salaries. Additionally, about 60% of federal employees are employed by the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, which would also be affected by the shutdown.
It is known that federal employees are deployed in all 50 states and have direct contact with taxpayers. This includes everyone from Transportation Security Administration agents in charge of security at airports to Postal Service employees who deliver mail.
In fact, some federal offices may also have to close or reduce working hours during the shutdown. Beyond federal workers, the shutdown could have a profound impact on government services. The impact is also being seen on people applying for government services such as clinical trials, gun permits and passports.
US. According to the Travel Industry Association, the travel industry is expected to lose $140 million per day due to the shutdown.
Lawmakers have also warned that the shutdown would lead to a recession in financial markets. US. The Chamber of Commerce warned: “A good economy needs a functioning government.”
What happens to court cases during the shutdown?
At a time when many workers are in financial crisis, the President and members of Congress will continue to work and get paid. However, during this time, those members who are not deemed essential will be laid off. Funding for the three special counsels appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland will not be affected by the government shutdown because they will be paid from funds exempt from the shutdown.
When did the shutdown already take place?
There have been 22 funding shortfalls since 1976, 10 of which resulted in workers being furloughed. However, most of the closures have occurred since Bill Clinton’s presidency.
The longest government shutdown occurred between 2018 and 2019, when then-President Trump and Democrats in Congress argued over funding for the border wall. The disruption lasted 35 days during the holiday season, but only resulted in a partial government shutdown as Congress passed some budget bills to fund parts of the government.
According to the information, there were a total of 14 shutdowns from 1981 to the shutdown during the administration of former US President Donald Trump. If the shutdown in America begins on October 1st, it would be the 15th shutdown.
How does the shutdown situation end?
It is the responsibility of Congress to fund the government. The House and Senate must agree to fund the government in some way, and the president must sign the bill.
Congress often relies on so-called continuing resolutions (CRs) to provide bridge funding and keep government offices open at existing levels during budget negotiations. The money is often tied to short-term bills intended to address urgent national priorities, such as emergency aid for victims of natural disasters.
But hardline Republicans say a preliminary bill is no way out for them. They are pushing for a government shutdown until Congress can negotiate all 12 government funding bills. This too can last at least until December.
However, McCarthy, R-Calif., told media at the Capitol: “We have members who are working and hopefully we can move forward with the passage of these bills on Tuesday.” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Friday, It’s the Republicans’ fault if federal workers aren’t paid.
Reaction of the heads of state and government to the shutdown
Trump, on the other hand, has called on Republicans in the House of Representatives to oppose federal spending.
Trump ally Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. Under the leadership of, the right wing took complete control of the debate in the House of Representatives and publicly reprimanded the Speaker.
Donald Trump, Biden’s main rival in the 2024 election, has pushed Republican radicals. If they manage to convince everyone, the shutdown could last for weeks or even longer.